Best-selling author Gerald Posner says much of the blame for 9/11 and the U.S. government’s negligence falls squarely on the shoulders of Bill Clinton and his administration.<quoted text>
Face it. Your guy was a disaster.
He was warned by the CIA six weeks in advance of a brewing terror attack. The August 6, 2001 PDB even mentioned activity which could be interpreted as preparatory for hijackings.
And what did Bush do? NOTHING.
And consequently presided over the worst terror attack in U.S. history.
He launched an unnecessary war by lies.
He outed a CIA agent.
Ordered illegal NSA surveilance of the public.
Left the economy in shambles.
Obama may not be perfect, but he's better than Bush.
In a stunning revelation made in his just released “Why America Slept: the Failure to Prevent 9/11”– Posner asserts the disaster of Sept. 11 could have been prevented and that President Clinton passed on more than one opportunity to arrest or kill Osama bin Laden.
Posner describes one incident in 1996 when Clinton passed on an easy opportunity to nab bin Laden.
“When bin Laden leaves the Sudan on a chartered commercial airliner with 150 of his top aides and his family, he goes to Qatar to refuel on his way to Pakistan,” Posner recounted to Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly Wednesday night.
Posner continued:“And Qatar, being an ally of the U.S. calls up and says ‘what should we do with this guy?’
“And the word comes back from the top of the [Clinton] administration ‘let him land and proceed on to Pakistan.’”
Posner’s revelations come on top of one previously reported on NewsMax.com - that Clinton himself admitted he turned down an offer by Sudanese authorities to have bin Laden extradited in 1996.
But Posner’s revelations show just how close U.S. authorities came to capturing bin Laden – but was allowed to go free and implement a worldwide terror spree.
“Why America Slept” paints a picture of gross negligence from the Clinton administration.